morning prayer

morning prayer
water birds flying north
stay close to water

Ellen Grace Olinger

This haiku, a favorite, was first published in SMILE (67, 2012), and was selected by Gary Hotham, Editor, for Take-out Window, the 2014 Haiku Society of America Members’ Anthology.  This book also received special recognition as being on the “Complete Shortlist” for the 2014 Touchstone Book Awards at The Haiku Foundation.  The book cover design and illustrations are by Lidia Rozmus.  The book is listed at Amazon, if you are interested.

Lidia Rozmus has a web studio at Brooks Books Haiku.

Joyce M. Johnson edited SMILE for many years (now out of print).  This large print publication was non-profit, and I’m sure many copies are still being enjoyed.  The journal had a nice community atmosphere too, with letters and other features.  I learned a lot, as I read over the years.

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